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Resolution recognizing ‘The Maury Island Incident’ passed in State Senate

Resolution recognizing ‘The Maury Island Incident’ passed in State Senate

Sen. Keiser with the “Maury Island Incident” team: Steve Edmiston, Scott Schaefer, Shelli Park and John White, taken April 18th, 2017. On Tuesday, April 18, the Washington State Senate passed... [Read more]

REMINDER: Congresswoman Jayapal holding Town Hall meeting TONIGHT

REMINDER: Congresswoman Jayapal holding Town Hall meeting TONIGHT

REMINDER: Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will be holding a Town Hall meeting in Burien TONIGHT – Thursday, April 20, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. – at the Burien Community Center. This event is free and open... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

In response to community concerns, and to keep neighboring communities updated on operations at Sea-Tac Airport, the Port of Seattle has scheduled a presentation – set for Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m.... [Read more]

Airplane noise could return if Burien does not stay vigilant, City Council told

Airplane noise could return if Burien does not stay vigilant, City Council told

By Jack Mayne A group fighting the noise of turbo-prop planes over west Burien told the Burien City Council Monday night that the city has won over the Federal Aviation Administration for now – but... [Read more]

LETTER: Council didn’t reveal ‘Capture Burglars in Action’ ordinance #635

LETTER: Council didn’t reveal ‘Capture Burglars in Action’ ordinance #635

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Council Members, The Council Leadership... [Read more]

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the City of Burien received word from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stating they would be ceasing the North Flow flight patterns over Burien. As we’ve... [Read more]

Wayfinding, Arts, Animals & more on agenda for Monday Council meeting

Wayfinding, Arts, Animals & more on agenda for Monday Council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s regular meeting of the Burien City Council, to be held on April 17, starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall: Public Hearing and Potential Action... [Read more]

City of Burien now accepting applications for low-income Rain Garden program

City of Burien now accepting applications for low-income Rain Garden program

The City of Burien is now accepting applications for its grant-funded rain garden program, which will install ten rain gardens in low-income neighborhoods across Burien. Participants in the program will... [Read more]

INTERNCAST: Intern Devin Otto interviews Burien’s City Manager finalists

INTERNCAST: Intern Devin Otto interviews Burien’s City Manager finalists

On Friday, April 7, our new Big Picture High School Intern Devin Otto met with and interviewed the five finalist candidates for Burien’s new City Manager at an open meeting at the Community Center. The... [Read more]

Conservative whistleblower has filed 40 public disclosure cases, including against Berkowitz

Conservative whistleblower has filed 40 public disclosure cases, including against Berkowitz

Screenshot of Glen Morgan’s PDC complaint against Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz. By Jack Mayne A conservative activist in the Olympia area is taking aim at Democrat office holders across... [Read more]

Council holding Sat. meeting on City Manager finalists; public meeting Friday

Council holding Sat. meeting on City Manager finalists; public meeting Friday

The Burien City Council will be holding a special meeting this Saturday, April 8 to review the five finalist candidates for City Manager. The meeting will begin bright and early at 8 a.m. at City Hall (download... [Read more]

WSDOT Open House on SR 509 Corridor Completion will be Wednesday, April 12

WSDOT Open House on SR 509 Corridor Completion will be Wednesday, April 12

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be holding an Open House on the SR 509 Corridor Completion on Wednesday, April 12, from 5 – 8 p.m. to review updated design plans and next... [Read more]

Lauren Berkowitz can keep on phoning it in while Tweeting commentaries

Lauren Berkowitz can keep on phoning it in while Tweeting commentaries

By Jack Mayne Burien City Councilmember Lauren Berkowitz can still attend sessions by telephone, despite having long been criticized by some members of the Burien public. Berkowitz has physically attended... [Read more]

Burien City Council honors ‘Citizens of the Year’ at Monday night’s meeting

Burien City Council honors ‘Citizens of the Year’ at Monday night’s meeting

The Burien City Council honored its 2017 ‘Citizens of the Year’ at a special reception just before Monday night’s meeting (April 3): From left to right: Co-Citizen of the Year Wendy Meyers-Wenger,... [Read more]

Comp. Plan, B&O Tax, Fireworks & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

Comp. Plan, B&O Tax, Fireworks & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

Here’s what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s (April 3) Burien City Council meeting (download PDF of packet here): Motion to Adopt Proposed Ordinance No. 667, Approving the Final Plat... [Read more]

Congresswoman Jayapal holding Town Hall meeting in Burien on Thurs., April 20

Congresswoman Jayapal holding Town Hall meeting in Burien on Thurs., April 20

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will be holding a Town Hall meeting in Burien on Thursday, April 20, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. This event is free and open to the public. “This... [Read more]

City Council announces five finalists for new Burien City Manager position

City Council announces five finalists for new Burien City Manager position

The Burien City Council at Monday night’s Retreat (March 27) announced the five final applicants for the position of Burien City Manager. The firm Colin Baenziger & Associates conducted the search... [Read more]

U.S. Attorney General threatens sanctuary cities like Burien, Seattle

U.S. Attorney General threatens sanctuary cities like Burien, Seattle

By Jack Mayne The City of Burien was categorically threatened by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday (March 27) when he threatened to strip some “sanctuary cities” of coveted Justice Department... [Read more]

More bus service coming to Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent in September

More bus service coming to Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent in September

The King County Council on Monday (March 27) unanimously approved adding service hours to overcrowded Metro Transit routes in Burien, SeaTac, Renton, and Kent, as well as increasing nightly service on... [Read more]

Don’t like your city’s politics? Campaign School teaches Candidates April 12

Don’t like your city’s politics? Campaign School teaches Candidates April 12

Don’t like your City’s politics? Well then – do something about it! Here’s an event that will take place on Wednesday, April 12: Campaign School is an exclusive one-day course blending the... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, March 29 at Starfire Sports in Tukwila

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, March 29 at Starfire Sports in Tukwila

The next Highline Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 29, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Starfire Sports in Tukwila. At the meeting, Forum co-chairs will lead a discussion about a potential reorganization... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident wants City of Burien to not pay taxes to support Port of Seattle

LETTER: Resident wants City of Burien to not pay taxes to support Port of Seattle

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Greetings Council, As I mentioned in the... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Reception to meet new City Manager finalists will be April 7

SAVE THE DATE: Reception to meet new City Manager finalists will be April 7

The public is invited to attend a Community Reception to meet the finalists for the City of Burien City Manager position on Friday, April 7, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at City Hall Guests will be asked to... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday,  April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier High School. This free and open meeting will discuss new... [Read more]